After four long years, Apple has finally updated the line of Mac mini. At a recent event, Apple recognized that there could be a lot of benefit from this small computer. It is ideal when you work at home, but do not want to spend money on your iMac. Its starting price is £799 in the UK, with the six-core 2018 model coming in at £1099, so it’s still the cheapest Mac computer. In addition, it is now available in the beautiful colour “gray cosmos”.
Below we will tell you about all the improvements of the new Mac mini 2018.
Up to 6 processor cores
Apple recognized that Mac mini is used by professionals. In this regard, the base model may contain a 6-core Intel 8 generation processor. The base model comes with a 4-core Core i3 processor with a clock frequency of 3.6 GHz, but we would recommend choosing the version with a 6-core Core i5 processor that can accelerate 3.0 GHz to 4.6 GHz, although it costs 25,000 more.
Since the Mac mini has not been updated for a long time, the new computer works many times better than the previous one. According to Apple, the system has become 5 times faster, and Xcode builds are up to 2 times faster.
Up to 64GB DDR4 RAM
The new Mac has 2666 MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM. The base model has 8GB of RAM, but it can be increased right up to 64GB.
Flash – Memory
The new Mac mini flash memory. The base model has 128GB of memory, and the version for 93,990 rubles contains 256GB of memory. However, if you wish, you can increase the memory to 2TB. The data transfer rate is 3.4GB / s, which is 4 times faster than the previous model.
Thunderbolt 3 and USB-A
Apple added not even two, but four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C connectors. Full-size USB 3 connectors are also not removed, there are 2 left. There is also an HDMI 2.0 connector, a Gigabit Ethernet connector and a headphone connector. Mac mini can finally be connected to 4K and 5K displays. This is a huge event for such a small computer.
Mac mini still has the Intel UHD 630 graphics processor. Nevertheless, it still got better than the previous model. A new graphics processor is already 60% better. However, if you often work with graphics, it is better to use an external graphics processor.
You hardly noticed this feature, but Mac mini has a T2 chip. This means that the new model supports real-time data encryption. Thanks to this small chip, Mac computers are among the most secure in the world.
Mac mini is not suitable for everyone, but it will serve as an excellent repository for media or even a real web server. If you do not want to buy a laptop, but the iMac is too expensive for you, then Mac mini is perfect for you.